The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.


Roland Emmerich


Wes Tooke
479 ( 274)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Skrein ... Dick Best
Patrick Wilson ... Edwin Layton
Woody Harrelson ... Chester W. Nimitz
Luke Evans ... Wade McClusky
Mandy Moore ... Ann Best
Luke Kleintank ... Clarence Dickinson
Dennis Quaid ... William 'Bull' Halsey
Aaron Eckhart ... Jimmy Doolittle
Keean Johnson ... James Murray
Nick Jonas ... Bruno Gaido
Etsushi Toyokawa ... Isoroku Yamamoto
Tadanobu Asano ... Tamon Yamaguchi
Darren Criss ... Eugene Lindsey
Brandon Sklenar ... George 'Tex' Gay
Jake Manley ... Willie West


MIDWAY centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The battle that turned the war. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of war violence and related images, language and smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Most of the SBD Dauntless dive bombers were shot down during the battle of Midway, but few of these were shot down by Japanese Zeroes. With squadrons of up to 45 SBDs attacking simultaneously and thanks to their escort of F4F Wildcats, enemy fighters were ineffective against the dive bombers. As seen in the film, the SBDs pushed through massive amount of antiaircraft fire from the carriers and escort ships, which largely reduced the numbers of attacking dive bombers.

The effectiveness of the Dauntless was such that, even though it was a bomber, when pitted against enemy fighters its victories significantly surpassed its losses. See more »


During the scuttling of the Hiryu, the scene shows two torpedoes being launched and impacting the aircraft carrier to sink her. While the Hiryu was scuttled by torpedo, historical records indicate only a single torpedo was used. See more »


Franklin D. Roosevelt: It is a day which will live in infamy.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are played over black and white footage of the ballroom singer (played by Ana Maria Lombo who is also known as Annie Trousseau) in the Honolulu officer's club seen earlier in the film performing the entire song "All or Nothing At All". See more »


Remake of Midway (1976) See more »


Getting Some Fun Out of Life
Performed by Ana Maria Lombo (as Annie Trousseau)
Written by Joseph A. Burke and Edgar Leslie
Courtesy of Round Hill Music, BMG Rights Management (US) LLC, Warner Chappell Music Publishing
Arranged by Dan Reckard
Produced by Ana Maria Lombo
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User Reviews

Too much bad CGI
4 January 2020 | by bartdereuSee all my reviews

All i can say is this : it's typical when an american history story is put into a movie it gets descent scores. This movie is not bad, but the quality of the CGI for a 2019 movie is just not good enough.

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Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midway See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »


Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,897,419, 10 November 2019

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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